I am reading the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and just got my mind blown!
Under the section ‘Can my baby react to something mother eats’ it states that a baby can not be allergic to mothers milk itself. However, if the mother has a leaky gut the proteins from cows milk, eggs, or whatever else can penetrate the mothers gastrointestinal tract, get into the blood and find its way to the milk.
I have been learning more and more about leaky gut and really wish I would have had this knowledge before baby…heck before even planning baby so I could start healing my gut. Our chiropractor shared some awesome info about it before and the importance of the gut with a pregnant woman. The connection of the mother and baby in womb is so fascinating. Your gut flora sets baby up with their flora for the first few months!
I am seriously considering doing the GAPS diet to repair my gut. By time my gut heals it may be to late for our breastfeeding relationship but it will make me a healthier mommy. We have done GAPS with A off and on but we also feel it’s extremely important to heal her gut and teach her how to keep her gut in optimal health. This will keep her body and mind healthy and when she decides to have children she will have that advantage.
Mind is still blown this morning and I read this part of the book last night!
It’s been a few days…making “poop” tea now to hopefully help move things along. Again.
We found one thing that causes a laxative effect
The other night I put some teething ointment on her gums. I twisted the cap back on and put it on the dresser. A found it and was chomping on it. This is pretty usual and I didn’t think anything of it. We laid down to watch the movie Frozen and she continued to chomp. After a little while she wanted to nurse and handed me the tube…it was empty! She got the cap off and sucked out all of the ointment! …brand new tube. Thankfully it was a homeopathic brand and we had nothing to worry about with concerns to poison.
Needless to say, the next day…
**Graphic and kinda gross**It did make me consider something though. DH is always talking about her not having a bm and it compacting in there for a few days causing a hard and painful movement. However, after she ate the ointment and had a bm it was liquid. Question: Is she maybe just not creating poop on a regular basis or did the liquid find a way to squeeze out around the hard stools? It hard to visualize what is going on in there! Wonder if there are any courses on the digestive system out there that I can take?! Would sure help to have the knowledge!
It has been awhile since A has had an allergy rash. Actually, the last was when we tried the egg challange. Throughout the day today A has been sporting her typical allergy rash on her chest and back. She has been extra emotional and i thought it may just be those pesky teeth but now i know it was more than that.
I’ve gone through the list of what we ate today and yesterday and there is nothing out of ordinary or suspicious…i always love a good mystery but not like this. I hope its a fluke and not another item to remove from our diet.
A was fighting nap this afternoon way more than usual so I left the room to give her some quiet time if she didn’t want to nap. A few minutes later A got real quiet…to quiet…
My mommy instincts were on red alert!
I came into the bedroom to find my little helper cleaning up her mess. So sweet!
the smell sure wasn’t sweet though! Shew my! A was cleaning up poo from her legs and the bed sheets! After weeks of butt squeezing and cries she finally got some relief! I was happy to help her clean up 🙂
As a last effort before considering the dreaded suppository tomorrow we had 2 final options that weren’t high on our list…mineral oil and caro syrup. This morning for breakfast A ate sugar with her maple syrup! Breakfast of champions? Not quite! But, its a breakfast that A needed.
We we will continue the poop tea daily and trying to keep things soft.
No worries! No picture to share with this blog post 😉